A day in the CN yard

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by stripes, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. stripes

    stripes Member

    Got a couple of nice pictures this weekend at the yard around the corner from my house!
    God I love this town! So mant choo- choos sign1

    This was just rebuilt by Alco Locomotive works;


    Snow jet for thawing out switches


    A trackmobile!


  2. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Cool pics. Love that jet! Be cool to model one in HO. What exactly is that trackmobile?
  3. n2trains

    n2trains Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but is'nt the trackmobile used by industries if they don't spend the bucks on locos to do their switching? I've come across 5-6 when in the midwest during the summer doing the switching for grain facilities (the smaller ones)
  4. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Neat photo's of seldom seen equipment. That snow jet reminds me of a truck mounted jet engine that I came across in Turkmenistan (former Soviet Union) North of Iran. The engine was mounted crosswise on the truck and used for blowing debris off of the taxiways and runways at the airport.
  5. stripes

    stripes Member


    Thats right! CN uses it instead of a loco to shuttle cars around the yard. I was told that it can move up to 20 fully loaded cars.

  6. dsfraser

    dsfraser Member

    NREX 1284 has an interesting history. Delivered as UP 1229 (SW9) it was rebuilt into an SW10 and renumbered as UP 1284, then sold to CP as CP 1284 and finally to NRE.
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks for the interesting shots - they're really out of the ordinary. That snow jet is a very interesting piece of equipment and would make a great bash!

  8. adamwest

    adamwest New Member

    u sure thats not high speed track equipment lol

    very nice picture

  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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